Mark Your Calendars! Flush Your Toilets! Watch Your Potty Mouth!

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From the Capitol calendar, which intrigues the Blogster. Thursday, 2PM Capitol Room 310 –   Rep. Joseph Taborsak , D-Danbury, and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz: Ceremony Regarding The Connecticut Restroom Act.  [Read More]
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Approps Committee Gets Earful

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Gearing up for the special session next week to deal with the nearly $450-million budget deficit, social service providers from throughout the state decsended on the Capitol today in a public hearing from hell. One after another, people (there are about 300 signed up) are saying targeted cuts would cut into the bone of crucial […] [Read More]
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“Teen Drivers Safety Week?” What About Their Parents?

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The Blogster appreciates those massive, expensive highway signs that during snow storms alert us to “slippery conditions possibe,” or even the occasionally helpful alert to a crash a few miles up the road. But this week’s blitz to highlight teen safety (My favorite, of course, is “Hang Up and Drive”) seems a little misplaced. From […] [Read More]
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Wow! Tom Foley Wants To Be Governor, But Needs Time To Say Why.

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In one of the more bizarre political announcements the Blogster has covered, Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley, the former ambassador to Ireland, seized the opportunity to fill the GOP void left by Gov. Rell, but declined to articulate why. Perhaps he can stop the sectarian violence in northern Connecticut. After first blowing off reporters’ questions in […] [Read More]
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Mike Fedele’s Tenure As Lone Republican in Governor’s Race Lasted Exactly One Day

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It sure looks like Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire, is abandoning his U.S. Senate bid for a run at the governor’s office. The Republican has scheduled a 12:30 news conference in a downtown Hartford hotel to make a major announcement. His Web site leaves little to the imagination:“Last spring I entered the race for the […] [Read More]
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Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah, Yea Mike!

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The Blogster wants to know the difference between “gumba” and “paisan” and the relative appropriateness of using the Italian words for “friend” to describe Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele’s use of another Italian-born executive during today’s CBIA function. Giovanni P. Tomasi, CEO of RSL Fiber Systems, LLC, which moved to Connecticut from New Hampshire was introduced by Fedele […] [Read More]
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Fedele: Crowne Plaza Is Hot Stuff, Deja Vu All Over Again

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 The Blogster attended Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele’s gubernatorial announcement in Cromwell this morning. It was in the same room where in mid-December, 2003, Patty Rowland, wife of John “Why Should I Resign If I’ve Done Nothing Wrong?” Rowland read a poem to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce essentially challenging reporters on her hubbie’s ethical problems. […] [Read More]
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Fedele, Son of Italian Immigrants, Is Going Back to the ‘Hood

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   Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele, who grew up on the West Side of Stamford and now lives in North Stamford, will be back back to the old neighborhood this afternoon during a 4 p.m. rally for  the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010.  Fedele, the 54-year-old son of Italian immigrants, will be in the Yerwood Center on Stamford’s […] [Read More]
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